Course Title: Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5359 Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Title: Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 45

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019

Course Contact: Alistair Briggs

Course Contact Phone: +61 9925 9446

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course, you will develop the skills and knowledge required to manage colour across equipment; applications; digital files & images; proofing and production workflows in which colour accuracy is integral. Through a range of varied learning activities with a focus on industry terminology, colour management and standards, you will learn how to make informed choices relating to software, processes, file manipulation and use of equipment. These skills and knowledge will be applied to turn your creative ideas into print ready outcomes. This unit applies to digital imaging environments where digital files are captured; acquired; created; manipulated; integrated; enhanced; output; managed and archived.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None required.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPHI513 Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace


1 Research history and apply theory of colour in a digital imaging context

2 Identify appropriate colour management systems and strategies and apply to a workplace

3 Review and update colour management strategies

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or activities using best industry practices. The assessment tasks include:
Knowledge tests
Production Projects incorporating design and printed outcomes. 

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